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' Education Minister gives prizes to the winners

Education Minister rewards first ten laureates of National Test, 2018 edition

11-17-2018 Among the ten-grade-nine laureates of the National Test, 2018 edition, who have been rewarded, seven are from “Lycée Saint Esprit”, one from “Lycée SOS”, one from Ngagara “Lycée of excellence” and the other one from “Lycée Makamba”. Each winner was given a lap-top Gianna Gateka Niyongabo from Lycée saint (...)
' Trinitas Girukwishaka: This meeting aims to boost the insurance industry for everyone’s benefit"

ASSUR holds general meeting to promote insurance sector in Burundi

11-16-2018 The association of insurers in Burundi- ASSUR has organized a two-day general meeting of insurance in Burundi which started this November 15 in Ngozi Province. The aim of the meeting is to boost the insurance industry in Burundi. Trinitas Girukwishaka, ASSUR representative, says the insurance sector in Burundi has (...)
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Diabetic patients ask government to reduce drug prices

11-15-2018 While the world celebrates the Diabetes Day each 14 November, people suffering from diabetes in Burundi ask the government to help reduce the prices of the drugs. Adidja, a 49 year-old woman, says she was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 37. “I am obliged to have a special (...)
' Shaquille Mugisha: “The government should organize entrepreneurship-based competitions either in provinces or at the national level to promote the entrepreneurial spirit”.

Entrepreneurship in Burundi, emerging despite challenges

11-13-2018 During the celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week which started on Monday, 12th November, Burundi entrepreneurs have agreed that this sector is developing in the country despite challenges. Aimé Igiraneza, project manager at Burundi Business Incubator (BBIN) says their organization has supported more than 10,000 people since its beginning (...)
' Désiré Hatungimana: "It is not easy to recognize a wolf hidden among the sheep".

Pregnancy cases in schools, threat to education sector in Burundi

11-12-2018 Pregnancy cases in schools threaten the education sector. It becomes hard when those who are responsible for those pregnancies are teachers. N.J has just returned to school after dropping out due to unwanted pregnancy. The person responsible for her pregnancy is her teacher, who was hired to give her (...)
' A child receiving the vaccine in one Bujumbura Hospitals

Health ministry to launch vaccination campaign against meningococcal meningitis in December

11-09-2018 “The Ministry of Health plans to launch the vaccination campaign against meningococcal meningitis strain A from 3 to 14 December throughout the country,” said Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Health in a press conference held on November 8. The last vaccination against this disease took place in 1992 and its (...)
' Heaps of stones extracted from Ntahangwa River, in northern Bujumbura

Construction material extractors and sellers in distress

11-08-2018 In the warm sun, sand, stones and gravel extractors sit along the Ntahangwa River, in north of the capital Bujumbura. They seem to be desperate. They have not been working for a month. “Our families live in extremely difficult conditions since the government suspended the activities of extracting construction (...)
' Kamenge Neuropsychiatric Center premises

CNPK employees warn to stage a strike within eight days

11-07-2018 Members of the committee of the National Union of Paramedical Staff and Caregivers-SYNAPA trade union working at Kamenge Neuropsychiatric Center (CNPK) issued an eight-day strike notice on 5 November. They demand the replacement of the outgoing Director General of the CNPK, Brother Hyppolyte Manirakiza by Brother Herménégilde Nduwimana. Trade (...)
' Minister Pascal Barandagiye: “From October 1 to November 5, twenty five foreign NGOs have already reregistered”

Over twenty foreign NGOs already re-registered

11-06-2018 One month after the National Security Council has decided to suspend all foreign NGOs operating in Burundi for three months, the Ministry of Home Affairs says that the number of foreign NGOs that have already reregistered is satisfactory. Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of Home Affairs says twenty five foreign NGOs (...)
' Some of the equipment given to the migration office

UNHCR gives equipment to Burundi migration office

11-02-2018 The equipment worth over BIF 186million has been donated to the migration police by the UNHCR to help the latter properly register refugees this Friday 02 October 2018. Gogo Hukportie, UNHCR representative in Burundi, says this equipment is given to facilitate the monitoring of border areas in order to (...)
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